Violent By Design (Bonus Dvd) (Dlx) (Dig)

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Review Text Like all excellent underground hip-hop acts, Philadelphia's Jedi Mind Tricks want to sound like Kool Keith but actually make some sense. That they've now moved on from their debut album's UFO-a-philia into more sociopolitical ramblings shouldn't distract you: Violent By Design again shows a group that still knows their nobly skewed stuff. Even when they add a third solid member, JusAllah (aka Megatraum), and about 400 guest spots. There are tales of pipe-wielding violence and obligatory Star Wars references, amusing uses of Hulk Hogan and Pi samples, but Stoupe's newly jagged and ominous turntablist hooks give you a new barren, kung-fu film landscape for those imaginative nights when you're truly feeling sinister. The Virtuoso, Esoteric, and Bahamadia collaboration "Exertions" superbly captures a sloping account of reparation, placentas, and Zodiac killers, while "The Prophecy" interlude sounds like a hip-hop cousin to the dark jazz played in the club scene of David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Hardcore vulgarity and pointed, Wu-Tang hooks notwithstanding, Jedi Mind Tricks are well-versed in contradictions. They know how to intimidate without gangsta pretensions and they know how to create menace without losing sight of humor or clarity. ~ Dean Carlson

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Intro - 1:42
  2. 2. Retaliation - 4:44
  3. 3. Contra - 3:18
  4. 4. Speech Cobras - 4:22
  5. 5. Breath of God Interlude - 1:37
  6. 6. Death March - 4:35
  7. 7. Words from Mr. Len, Pt. 1 - 1:58
  8. 8. I Against I - 4:49
  9. 9. Exertions Remix - 3:14
  10. 10. Prophecy Interlude - 1:36
  11. 11. Heavenly Divine - 5:34
  12. 12. Sacrafice - 3:20
  13. 13. Permanant Midnight Interlude - 1:39
  14. 14. Deer Hunter - 4:41
  15. 15. Blood Reign - 4:37
  16. 16. Words from Mr. Len, Pt. 2 - 0:29
  17. 17. Gengis Khan - 4:50
  18. 18. Trinity - 4:37
  19. 19. Executioners Dream - 4:52
  20. 20. Muerte - 4:57
  21. 21. Heavenly Divine Remix - 3:20
  22. 22. Army of the Pharaohs: War Ensemble - 4:07
  23. 23. [Untitled] - 4:38
  24. 24. Retaliation Remix - 4:23
  25. 25. Blood Runs Cold - 4:55

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5/25/04 

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